Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's been a year since the last post! I definitely get "Blogger of the Year Award." 2010 was a whirl wind! Today, January 3, 2011, I decided to close the Traveling Gypsy blog and shut down the online store. That was more trouble than it was worth!

So, since no one reads my blog, I need to use this one as a journal. What have I accomplished this year? I have met some personal goals. We all have room for improvement and personal goals will be a continuing thing for me.

At the first of 2010, my goal was to get braces. Why you say? You are too old! I admire people's pretty straight teeth and wished mine were.

When I was little, my parents wanted to put braces on me and told me the dentist would probably have to pull three teeth. Well...that scared the crap out of me and begged them not to do it. I'm sure they were happy because it saved them thousands of dollars! So, Tuesday before Thanksgiving 2010, I had those bad boys put on! Not the thing to do before Thanksgiving! I lost 4 lbs, but found it again!

Christmas! There's nothing like kids at Christmastime. They get so excited and parents are so stressed. You want to give them the world, but funds don't allow it. On Christmas Eve, it was cold and rainy. I traveled to San Antonio to spend it with Amy's family. On December 28th, celebrated again at Shawna's house.

New Year's Eve! On December 31th, took Casey and Rianah to Lake Granbury to celebrate the New Year. Casey said he would have rather gone to my house. Ri loves to swim so I think she enjoyed it. As for me, I love Lake Granbury! We shot fireworks on the beach next to the hotel. Never saw Casey move so fast!

Anyway...I'm ready for a New Year! Can't wait to see what this one brings!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy New Year!

Oh my goodness! Where did last year go? It was a wild and crazy year! Towards the end of 2008, banks were closing or being bought out, stocks hit rock bottom, and companies were shutting their doors. In 2009, the company I work for experienced layoffs, early retirement, and a leave buy-up plan.

Although 2009 was the worst year I've survived due to economic reasons, it's been the best ever! It started in March 2009 when Amy and I went to Round Top to an antique show which is where we met Deb at Heritage Haus! The whole experience opened new doors...hence, the Traveling Gypsy was born! After attending a workshop of Deb's, I decided to get in touch with my creative side! Due to time, I'm not very good in the production department! Maybe in 2010 I'll improve!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas wouldn't be the same without the kids...big and small...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ri's First Christmas Program!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

The most stressful part of the day was being at Luby's at 9:45a to pick up the turkey & dressing!
Turkey in a box!
Shawna coming in for the kill!
Deep fried turkey!
The friendly village!
Easiest Thanksgiving meal I've cooked...picked up! It was really good! Shawna brought mashed potatoes and I made a spinach salad. The turkey and dressing from Luby's was great!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shred Day!

You know you're old when you look forward to Shred Day! Last year, I sat in line for an hour waiting to drop my car full of boxes off to be shredded! This year, I was going to be the first in line! They open at 9a so I left at 8:30a.

I had planned this one out! I stopped off at What-A-Burger to pick up breakfast so I could eat it waiting in line with all the other cars! Took my camera to take pics of the massive cars waiting in line, and a book to read. Got there this morning, drove right in the was early so the people were happy, waving where to go, pulled up to the crew who unloads your car. I had three boxes in the front seat and five in the trunk.

The lady opens the car door on the passenger side and said "Mam, do you know there is a five box limit?" I said "Yes, but there is also a 25o lb limit and my boxes are small." The lady didn't say anything and proceeded to unload my car.

I thought "They are done and I haven't even had time to take pictures or finish my breakfast! I'm going to get home and have some boxes in the trunk." Drove home through downtown Fort Worth! It is such a beautiful day and it looked so pretty with the blooming pansies!

The first thing I did when I got home was pop the trunk to see if they got all of my boxes! Yep! They got them all! I was happy to know Shred Day was a success!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Pumpkins

Morgan, Mason, McKenzie

Princess Ri
Casey Pumpkin was out of town.

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